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While riding down a country road today and admiring the beautiful view I saw a bunch of cattle sitting under a tree in the shade. Smart animals. It was hot out. I then saw a single one in the sun. Now it set me to thinking. What would you call it. If it was one cow, which it wasn't, you would call it a cow. If it was two you would call it two cows. But what do you call only one cattle???

I goggled it and they said there is no such animal !
 

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I agree with calling it some kind of lunch but in the old days it was known as a beeve or plural beeves.
 

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Out in the hot sun? Mad cow.
 
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While riding down a country road today and admiring the beautiful view I saw a bunch of cattle sitting under a tree in the shade. Smart animals. It was hot out. I then saw a single one in the sun. Now it set me to thinking. What would you call it. If it was one cow, which it wasn't, you would call it a cow. If it was two you would call it two cows. But what do you call only one cattle???

I goggled it and they said there is no such animal !
One cattle is a cow. Unless it's a bull. I know this b/c I grew up on a farm. We had cows therefore we had cattle. We had a milk COW. And a bull that assisted the cows make more cows thereby increasing the number of our cattle.

The cow in question .... Could be an aside of beef? An grass taste tester? A steak in waiting. Designated driver?

I'm tired. I get goofy when I'm tired. I'm going away now. Yep moooving right along.

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In Aus that would be road hazard....since in many areas the highways are unfenced and you get the "what are you doing here on my turf" attitude from the local walking steaks.



"don't mind me, I'll just move along"


One reason even the school buses have bull catchers....they are on the main N-S highway in Queensland. :rolleyes:
 

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It is true that in English there is no word for 'domestic bovine' that is gender neutral. "Cow" is feminine, "bull" is masculine. (I once worked for a university whose mascot was a 'Golden Bull.' The women's team was called "the Lady Bulls." There is no such thing, really, but one couldn't very well call them "the Cows.")

It is the same with equines in Spanish. "Caballo" means 'stallion,', "yergua" means "mare", but there is no word for "horse."
 

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While riding down a country road today and admiring the beautiful view I saw a bunch of cattle sitting under a tree in the shade. Smart animals. It was hot out. I then saw a single one in the sun. Now it set me to thinking. What would you call it. If it was one cow, which it wasn't, you would call it a cow. If it was two you would call it two cows. But what do you call only one cattle???

I goggled it and they said there is no such animal !
Err...I might call it "early symptoms of sunstroke". :cool:
 
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